Chris Rescues the Tasmanian Devil

My friend Chris called me in a panic yesterday. She’d rescued a kitten who bit her and when she tried to feed it, it foamed at the mouth.

She was afraid the kitten had rabies, but I thought it was more likely it didn’t like the food and was afraid (my cats sometimes foam at the mouth when I give them certain meds).

I googled it and if they stop foaming at the mouth after a half an hour then chances are it’s not rabies. It has since started eating, and is no longer foaming so Chris and the Tasmanian Devil are probably going to be fine. But it does have fleas. How do you treat a kitten this young for fleas?

It’s so cute though. I suggested the following names: Jaws, Mothra, Ghidra, Godzilla.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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3 thoughts on “Chris Rescues the Tasmanian Devil

  1. Except for the foaming at the mouth, I went through a similar experience almost two years ago …

    Bathe this kitten REPEATEDLY with Dawn. That helps with fleas.

    And it’s funny that you use the TD reference because I used that same one with that kitty, even naming it TAZ! (The name stuck even tho it turned out to be a girl and her forever family liked it so much they kept it.)

    Hopefully, this baby will be as lucky as our rescue was. 😉

  2. Stacy, Happy B’day, you one time wonder! Have a great day. Just think, in another 55 years you will be a supercentenarian.

  3. Hahaha. Thank you. Nicole, I will pass on the Dawn recommendation, thanks. And thanks for rescuing another Taz!

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